HANDICAPPED INNOVATIVE PROGRAMS — DEAF BLIND CENTERS
(CFDA No, 84.025)
I. PROGRAM PROFILE
Legislation: Education of the Handicapped Act, Part C, Section 622,
P.L 91-230, as amended by P.L. 98-199 (20 U.S.C. 1422). (Expires
September 30, 1986)
Funding Since 1980:
Fiscal Year Authorization Appropriation
1980 $26,000,000 $16,000,000
1981 29,000,000 16,000,000
1982 16,000,000 15,360,000
1983 16,000,000 15,360,000
1984 15,000,000 15,000,000
Purpose: To support projects that enhance service to deaf-blind children
and youth, particularly by providing technical assistance to State
educational agencies and others who are involved in the education of deaf-
blind children and youth.
Eligibility; Public or nonprofit private agencies, institutions, or
II. RESPONSE TO GEPA 417(a)
A. Goals and Objectives
During FY 1984, the program went through a major change of focus as a re-
sult of revised legislation. Effects of this change are reflected in
grants made in FY 1984.
The Department's first priority is to provide funds to ensure that States
will have the necessary capability to provide appropriate services to
those deaf-blind children for whom they are not required to make available
a free appropriate public education under Part B of the Education of the
Handicapped Act, or some other authority.
The Department's second priority for the use of funds is the provision of
technical assistance to State educational agencies.
Any remaining project funds may be used by grantees to provide supplemen-
tary services to deaf-blind children and youth not covered by the first
priority.relevant projects conducted by the Department